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tagnostic
May 28th, 2010, 05:58 AM
i've got this gateway mt6728
it was totally locked
i pulled the cmos battery
did the on until it was drained
reboot without the battery
just the rechargable
got past the bios lock
did it again
got past the user pw
can't get passed the hdd pw
i can't figure this bugger out,
theres supposed to be a pin to clear cmos
but i can't see it, it sure ain't where its shows
it on the pdf's

any ideas on where the sucker is
or how to get past this hdd lock?

oh
and its not locked
its 'set'

Dr-Shade
May 28th, 2010, 09:13 AM
Im assuming your not looking to do a "clean" install??

If you are, and the hdd pw is is only "set" then simply booting from your disk drive should let you do it, and get rid of the hdd pw at the same time??

Otherwise, pm me a link to the pdf's and ill have a look for ya :icon_lol:

Will.
May 28th, 2010, 12:04 PM
I only know how to rip programming, shut off firewalls from the outside, and mask myself... I shall ask my techie.

tagnostic
May 28th, 2010, 04:37 PM
i can boot from the cd and do a live run,
but it won't do an install because of the
hdd pw, any install requires access to the hdd
which it can't do without pw

on this bios, 'set' is different from 'locked'
locked the battery removal would do it
but 'set' its somewhere in static flash
and even the batt kill won't get by it